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CAPITOL 1212: Rebels Arise feat. BLACKOUT JA/ Freedom feat. CLINTON SLY & THE DBLE 12 HORNS

CAPITOL 1212 feat. BLACKOUT JA: Rebels Arise / Freedom New material from Capitol 1212 then, in the form of new digi-single Rebels Arise/ Freedom. It’s something of a vocal ‘rasp-off’ as Blackout JA and Clinton Sly go head to head to see who can muster the most grit. Blackout wins hands down of course – but then he is now sponsored by Draper and Toolstation for his voice’s use in the surface modification industry.  Despite this victory, both
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CAPITOL 1212: Love Will Tear Us Apart

CAPITOL 1212:  Love Will Tear Us ApartRating: ★★★★★ October’s first instalment of top reggae nuggets you didn’t see coming is this – Love Will Tear Us Apart. Oh what – as in, “Love – love will tear us apart – again,” sung in minor key? Yes, that Love Will Tear Us Apart. But not as we know it. For while a minor key unfailingly elicits a ‘Who the hell put this on? It’s on random! For fuck’s sake – Jon, yes please mate!’ response in
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CAPITOL 1212: Some Will Try/ Real Talk Sound

CAPITOL 1212:  Some Will Try/ Real Talk SoundIt’s been a while but Edinburgh-based dancehall dons, Capitol 1212, finally return (in their tenth year in the business, no less) with a new double single and a cast of thousands. Well, not so much a ‘cast’ as featured guests. And not so much ‘thousands’ as three vocalists and The Dble Twelve Horns. In fact the latter (just the two of them rather than twelve – or even twenty-four) aren’t
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CAPITOL 1212: Sure You Want More? (2017)

CAPITOL 1212:  Sure You Want More?Sure You Want More? asks the title of the new LP from Capitol 1212 – the Edinburgh outfit known for their bashment material but who, back in the day, were no mean hands at turning out hip-hop bumps too. And it is the latter genre that this twelve-deep collection of singles, demos and unreleased gear represents, featuring guest vocalists from both sides of the pond including
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JSTAR feat. KINCK: Liar Liar (2016)

liar-liar-jstar-kinckWhat do reggae mash-up kings do after they’ve thoroughly rinsed the concept of the reggae mash-up? Make their own shit of course! Step forward JStar who, like Mr Benn is proving as dab a hand at turning out original material as he was at grafting together unlikely reggae, hip-hop and rnb bedfellows. Liar Liar finds our man deliver a haunting slice of dubby modern reggae over which
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CAPITOL 1212 feat. TENOR FLY: Lif Up (2014)

Lif Up Capitol 1212 Tenor FlyBelieve urbandictionary.com and ‘lif up’ is what you do with one of your legs and buttocks prior to breaking wind. Happily, Tenor Fly is merely requesting that his brothers and sisters ‘lif up’ their heads and stand proud and firm in the face of intolerance. Either that or his guffs come from really weird place. The original and RCola mixes
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CAPITOL 1212 feat. GAPPY RANKS: ‘Born As A Warrior’ video & free download (2014)

Freedom Fighter Capitol 1212 Gappy RanksCapitol 1212 ensure iration for the nation (or at least those attending their headline slot at the Electric Picnic Festival next weekend) by dropping a video for and free download of their Gappy Ranks-featuring Born As A Warrior reggae cut from recent LP The Return Of Rudy Nacho. Footage of civil rights campaigners from the American Deep South and South Africa backdrop Gappy’s
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CAPITOL 1212: The Return Of Rudy Nacho (2014)

The Return Of Rudy Nacho Capitol 1212Back in the day, spaghetti westerns were something of a source of inspiration for ska bands and it’s a vibe channelled in both the name and the whistle n’ banjo-Once Upon A Time In The West-style intro and outro of The Return Of Rudy Nacho. But if the ska that The Crystalites, The Upsetters and the like used to put out is six-shooter stuff, the reggae, reggae/hip-hop, ragga and jungle flavours
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CAPITOL 1212 feat. M.A.D: Worldwide Echo (2014) + video

Worldwide Echo Capitol 1212“Don’t hurt your head if you never get what you expect” urges superstylin’ former Groove Armada collaborator M.A.D. as the storm surge of 140 bpm breaks n bass that is Worldwide Echo, hits your ears. Then, during the occasional roots reggae breakdown, this very same M.A.D. encourages you to describe how the “big sound echo” makes you feel (like he doesn’t know) and slyly intones the
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CAPITOL 1212 feat. SEROCEE: Makin Disturbances (2013) + video

Rating: ★★★★★ I can’t imagine Serocee needed much persuasion to get on the mic for this massive skanking hip-hop beat from Capitol 1212. Makin Disturbances‘ early September release date doesn’t quite open it up to the public in time for the UK’s second greatest carnival this weekend but rest assured you’re likely to hear it anyway since the promos have gone out. I say ‘hear it’ – feel it is
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